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Stafford Manor High School Criminology WJEC Level 3 Qualification (Block E) at The Stafford Partnership

Course description

The course offers an excellent grounding in Criminology, especially for those who may already have half an eye on a possible career in the Criminal Justice system. 

Course content

  1. Changing perception of crime

This involves a study of the different ‘hidden crimes’ and how they are portrayed by the media.  Students will be expected to produce materials for a campaign to reduce criminality


  1. Theories of criminality

This involves a study of the different theories of criminality i.e. biological, sociological and psychological.  Students will be expected to apply these theories to different types of crime


  1. Crime scene to court room

Students will learn about the process of crime investigation from start to finish including the role of profilers, SOCO, police and lawyers.  The controlled assessment will ask students to consider the guilt of a convicted offender based upon a range of evidence types


  1. Crime and punishment

This final unit focuses on how we control offenders and whether the current systems in place work.  Students will consider the different agencies involved in the Criminal Justice system such as the probation and prison service.


Entry requirements

To study the Technical  and Applied General Programme, you should have achieved an 9-4 or A*-C above in at least five different subjects with a grade 4  or above in English Language and mathematics and a 5 in the subject to be studied/related subject to be studied.


50% Controlled assessment (internally assessed)

50% Examination (externally assessed)

Financial information

Purchase of a textbook is optional but advised. The cost is approximately £20.

Future opportunities

This course will help prepare students for higher education or employment. It is particularly useful if you are considering a career in Law, Criminal justice system, psychology or forensic science

Further information

Please contact Mrs C Booth

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Stafford Partnership directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: 12EChCY1